Wind Gap Blue Eagles - Wind Gap, PA, USA
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Guardsmen plan reunion

The Schaumburg, IL, Guardsmen drum and bugle corps alumni are planning an informal reunion this summer. It will be held on Saturday, July 9, at the Drum Corps Midwest Championships in DeKalb, IL.

The organizer of the reunion, Gary Stoodley, is looking for alumni and for help in planning the event. You can contact Gary via e-mail at stoods59@yahoo.com or by calling him at...

March 17, 2005

Drum Corps World historic record auctions return

The Drum Corps World Historic Record and Memorabilia Auction is back! Starting on Monday, March 14, 2005 at 10:00 PM EST, all items will be found at the Drum Corps World auction partner’s Web site, www.drumcorpsvinyl.com.

Over the next several weeks, more than 250 rare and unique items will be auctioned off at the world’s largest Web site, www.ebay.com

New items will be listed weekly and each auction will last seven days.

The easiest way to find all of the auction items is to go to the...

March 12, 2005

Raiders celebrate 15 years!

by Michael Carlson, DCW staff

The 2005 season marks the 15th anniversary of the Raiders Drum & Bugle Corps. Although the corps is hard at work getting ready for this summer’s competition, their celebration efforts include a time to reflect on past successes, as well as prepare their sights on the future.

George Lavelle, Jr. established the corps in the fall of 1990. Even though Lavelle has moved on to become the executive director for the Bridgemen Alumni Corps, he remains an advisor and mentor to the Raiders organization....

March 06, 2005

An important message from the publisher

As many of you have probably learned — through the DCW Web site, Drum Corps Planet, RAMD or word of mouth — I have had a challenging five weeks. I originally scheduled surgery for Tuesday, January 18, and allowed six weeks between the February and March issues to recover. I completed 13 of the 20 pages of this issue prior to the operation.

The surgery went well and I was discharged after five days in the hospital and was making good progress in recovering strength.

Then I had a setback on January 30, when I experienced a...

February 28, 2005

To all friends of Drum Corps World and Steve Vickers

by Michael Boo

As you may know by now, Steve has had some serious health problems lately. The owner and publisher of Drum Corps World had to have open-heart surgery in January to replace a defective heart valve. After a relatively short stay at the University of Wisconsin Hospital, Steve was sent home to recover.

If you’ve sent Steve e-mails during that time, please know they may not have been answered as he had great difficulty getting downstairs to where his computer is based.

Steve put together much of the next issue of Drum...

February 07, 2005

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Drum Corps World is published as an on-line electronic magazine by Sights & Sounds, Inc., Madison, WI. It is supported by advertising from manufacturers, service providers, corps, circuits and show sponsors. The publication began in October 1971 at the same time Drum Corps International was formed and has been produced continuously as a tabloid newspaper until April 2011 and on the Internet since May 2011. It is released monthly, as well as six additional e-mail blasts, one in late June, three during July and two in August.

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